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Looking for Jobs for People with Autism

Even with the legislations and government-level actions, organizations are not much forthcoming with jobs for people with autism spectrum disorder. If you have autism, a job that involves your personal skills, or one that gives opportunity to perform and prove yourself, is often the best. If you prefer outdoor work, then anything from logistics services to gardening could be to your liking. For those who prefer to work indoors, a desk job that involves reasonable computer skills, is often the most suitable.

Jobs for people with autism, in most cases, are not publicly advertised. This means, as a job hunter, you have to talk to people who are employed in a work, which is of your interest. People who have autism and are capable of working, have to inquire whether there’s any job available, or whether there’s any work opportunity that matches your skills.

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Here’s how people with autism can find a job.

Networking: Speak to people that you are hunting for a job. Ask them to inform you whenever they come across an opportunity suitable for you. Try to contact people who are working in the same domain as you.

Online networking: The internet offers vast networking opportunities. You can connect to people using the social media. Professional networking sites help you advertise your capabilities so that companies can find you. That aside, you can follow companies offering employment opportunities to the uniquely-abled.

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Going direct: If you are sure where you want to work, you can contact that organization directly. Send them your CV over email and pursue your application.

Go direct: If you know where you would like to work, you can find out who to contact. You can send them a letter with your CV attached. If you receive no reply you may want to contact them by email or telephone.

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Prabuddha Neogi

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